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Texas Coastal Winter Escape

Texas Coastal Winter Escape

Get ready to escape winter temperatures of the midwest!

February 1-11, 2018

 

 

 

 

Departure Cities:  Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Fremont & Sioux City

 

Allied Tour Highlights:

  • Oklahoma City National Memorial 

  • Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza 

  • San Antonio River Walk

  • Dolphin Cruise 

  • King Ranch Tour & Barbeque 

  • USS Lexington 

  • Ocean Star Drilling Rig 

  • Moody Gardens 

  • The Colonel Paddlewheel cruise 

  • Houston Space Center 

  • Branson Dinner & Show 

  • 20 Meals: 10 Breakfasts (B); 7 Lunches (L); 2 Light Dinners (LD); 1 Dinner (D)

  • Tour Director: Verla Youngquist

 

Featured Hotels:

  • Oklahoma City - Hampton Inn Brickton 

  • Temple, TX - Fairfield Inn & Suites 

  • San Antonio, TX - Drury Inn River Walk Hotel 

  • Corpus Christi, TX (2) - BW Corpus Christi 

  • Galveston, TX (2) - Holiday Inn Beach Resort 

  • Houston, TX - Drury Inn & Suites 

  • Texarkana, AR - Holiday Inn 

  • Branson, MO - Comfort Inn Thousand Hills

 

Pricing, per person:
$2,269 Double Occupancy

$2,949 Single Occupancy

$2,059 Triple Occupancy

Pay by Check Savings: $75

 

Early Booking Savings (Book by Nov. 23, 2017) $65

 

 

 

 

Day 1

Travel Day/Oklahoma City National Outdoor Memorial

Pack your binoculars and your camera for a winter escape leaving behind the winter temperatures of the mid-west. A stop will be included at the outdoor Oklahoma City National Memorial.

Overnight Oklahoma City, OK.

L

Day 2

Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza/JFK Memorial

Today, as you travel through Dallas, visit the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and drive by the JFK Memorial which commemorates the life, death and legacy of John F. Kennedy, our 35th President.

Overnight Temple, TX.

B

Day 3

San Antonio City Tour/River Walk/The Alamo

Drive further south today to San Antonio. A step on guide will show you the city. Explore the River Walk and The Alamo, where the famed Texas Revolution took place. Your overnight stay at a River Walk hotel will give you ample free time to ride the canal boats or discover on your own.

Overnight San Antonio, TX.

B, L, LD

Day 4

Corpus Christi City Tour/Dolphin Cruise

A narrated city tour gives an overview of the Corpus Christi highlights such as the museum district, the marina and lively downtown. We travel to Port Aransas to take in a Dolphin Watch/Sealife excursion.

Overnight (2) Corpus Christi, TX.

B, L

Day 5

King Ranch Tour/Barbeque/King Ranch Museum

Discover the King Ranch in Kingsville. Begin with a guided tour explaining the history and modern day workings of the Ranch. The ring of the cook's bell summons us to experience a Barbeque at Caesar Camp house. The King Ranch Museum houses family history, saddles from five continents, and a vehicle collection dating from the beginnings of the Ranch to present day. In Kingsville's Historic District, explore the King Ranch Saddle Shop where fine products are crafted from rugged King Ranch leather.

B, L

Day 6

USS Lexington/Travel to Galveston, TX

This morning explore the USS Lexington - the Museum on the Bay, the highly decorated aircraft carrier of World War II. Check into your beachside hotel this evening.

Overnight (2) Galveston, TX.

B

Day 7

Moody Gardens/Colonel Paddlewheel Cruise/Ocean Star Oil Rig

Discover Galveston Island today. Start your day with a guided city tour. A visit to the Ocean Star Drilling Rig Museum will tell the story of off shore drilling in the Gulf region from this retired drilling rig. Experience the ocean, tropical rainforest and animal encounters at Moody Gardens. Take a look at Galveston bay aboard The Colonel Paddlewheel Cruise.

B, L

Day 8

Houston Space Center

Space Center Houston tells the story of America's manned space flight program. A guided tram tour stops at Mission Control, the Space Shuttle training facility and other NASA features.

Overnight Houston, TX.

B, LD

Day 9

Travel Day/Texarkana

Today you start heading north towards home. The beautiful Texas and Arkansas countryside will keep us entertained as we travel.

Overnight Texarkana, AR.

B, L

Day 10

Grand Jubilee/Branson, MO

Branson, Missouri just happens to be in our travel path, so we arrive in time to catch dinner and a show at the Grand Jubilee. Singing today's country hits as well as quartet classics from the Oak Ridge Boy's to the Eagles, this show is always a hit!

Overnight Branson, MO.

B, D

Day 11

Travel Home/Lunch

Hold tight to the thought of those warm Gulf breezes and fun memories of the Texas Gulf Coast as we make our way home today. Enjoy a lunch near Kansas City, Missouri.

B, L

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, LD=Light Dinner, D=Dinner

This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days, walking up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.

 

Deposit:  To confirm your reservation, a $100 per person deposit is required within 7 days after you make your reservation.

 

Final Payment Due 45-90 days prior to departure, or as stated on your deposit statement. You may remit by personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.

 

Cancellation Policy:

Days Prior to Departure ……………….. Cancellation Fee

46 days or more prior to departure ..full refund

45 to 31 days before departure ......30% of tour cost

30 to 16 days before departure ......70% of tour cost

15 days or less to departure ..........No refund

 

Travel Insurance is highly recommended. Please ask your reservationist for pricing and details

 

Travel Insurance We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to protect your deposits from cancellation fees. Your trip investment is worth protecting, and it's the best way to safeguard against unexpected events that can prevent you from traveling and being assessed significant cancellation fees. Contact Allied Tours for travel insurance information.

 

Changes in Tour Price Tour prices in this publication are effective as of August 1, 2017, and subject to fluctuation due to the U.S dollar exchange rates and energy rates. Our best effort has been made to publish this information as accurately as possible. The right is reserved to change tour rates as deemed necessary by current currency and fuel price conditions. Due to the volatility of airfares and flight schedules, tour utilizing air transportation are subject to change both in price and routing.

 

Changes in Itinerary The order of events and hotels scheduled in your tour are subject to change. Every effort will be made to preserve the original quality of attractions and hotels when circumstances necessitate a substitution.

 

Baggage Allowance Portage for one suitcase (per person) is included in the tour price. Due to limited motor coach capacity, your single bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30" x 21" x 11" and weigh no more than 50 lbs. Small carry-on bags are allowed and are your responsibility. Most airlines assess a baggage fee. This fee is not included in the tour price and is paid for at airport check-in.  

 

Special Needs Travelers needing special assistance must notify Allied Tours at the time of booking. Persons requiring assistance must be accompanied by a companion who can help with these special needs as tour directors and drivers have obligations to the whole group. See your current tour book for details of customer responsibility.

 

Church and Faith We encourage you to attend the church of your choice while on tours if conditions allow. Unfortunately, we are unable to make any special provisions or transportation to attend church. Many tour directors share "Thoughts of the Day" verses of inspiration, or a short prayer to start the day.

 

Tour Provided by Allied Tours.

 

RESPONSIBILITY: Allied Tours, Inc. (AT) acts only as an agent for suppliers. AT is not responsible for acts or omissions of the suppliers or their failure to provide services or adhere to their own schedules and assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity, and can accept no liability for losses or personal injury or property damage, or additional expenses due to delay or changes in bus or other services, sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine, terrorism or other causes. All such losses or expenses will have to be borne by the passenger. The right is reserved to accept or withdraw any tour if circumstances require it. AT reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary to the benefit of the tour and/or tour members. All rates are subject to change and are based on current tariffs available and current exchange rates as of September 15, 2017. All baggage is at owner's risk. The purchase of baggage and travel insurance covering cancellation, interruption, medical, baggage, etc., is recommended. The issuance and acceptance of tickets/vouchers or the payment of the required deposit or any partial or full payment for reservations on these trips shall be deemed to be consent to the above conditions. No refund of unused portions of the tour can be made unless agreed to prior to the departure of the tour. The usual contract in use by the airlines and other transportation companies when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the purchaser of the tour and/or the passenger. The services of any ARC and/or IATAN carrier may be used on this program. AT has no special knowledge regarding the financial condition of the suppliers or unsafe conditions at locations to which you may travel. You assume full responsibility for checking and verifying any and all passport, visa, vaccination, or other entry requirements of your destination(s), and all conditions regarding health, safety, security, political stability, and labor or civil unrest at such destination(s). Passengers hereby release AT from all claims arising out of any problem covered in these paragraphs and agree that the courts in Madison Co., NE will be the exclusive jurisdiction for all claims brought by you or AT.

 

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Columbus Columbus HyVee
3010 - 23rd Street -please park SE corner of lot
Council Bluffs BW Council Bluffs Best Western
2216 27th Ave. (I-80, exit 1B)
Enroute Pickup points enroute
Fremont Fremont Walmart
3010 E 23rd St, Exit Hwys 30 & 275 - special instr
Grand Island ATT Grand Island
Quality Inn I-80 & Hwy 281
Lincoln- Travelodge Lincoln - Travelodge (Formerly Ramada Inn)
1101 W. Bond
Lincoln-Best Western Plus I-80, Exit 403, 27th Street Exit, South
Norfolk Norfolk
Allied Tour Office - 720 E. Norfolk Ave.
Omaha - Arrow Stage Lines Omaha -- Arrow Stage Lines Depot
4220 South 52nd St.
Sioux City Sioux City -- New Victorian Inn
3101 Singing Hills Blvd. (I29, Exit 143 east 2 bl)
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